Pasture and Forage Minute: A Look at Alfalfa Traits, Spring Pasture Options
March 7, 2022
Extension educators review their tips on selecting for fall dormancy in alfalfa. Plus — if quality pasture is a concern after this dry winter, consider planting oats and Italian ryegrass.
Pasture and Forage Minute: Alfalfa Seed Selection, Planting
March 3, 2022
Nebraska Extension educators review tips for selecting alfalfa seed traits and spring planting strategies.
Pasture and Forage Minute: Dormant Alfalfa Weed Control, Cover Crop Forage Strategies
February 16, 2022
With a late fall cutting and minimal snow, extension educators detail the importance of timely weed control in stressed alfalfa this spring. Plus — why planning cover crops for forage should begin immediately.
Pasture and Forage Minute: Cutting Alfalfa Fertilizer Costs with Manure
February 10, 2022
Save money by getting a jumpstart on your summer annual forage plan. Plus, Nebraska Extension Educator Ben Beckman explains how to prepare alfalfa seed beds with manure to save on fertilizer costs this growing season.
Pasture and Forage Minute: Winter Hay Issues, Frost Seeding
January 25, 2022
Ben Beckman reviews ways to avoid grass tetany and nitrate poisoning with winter animal feed, and Brad Schick highlights the optimum conditions for frost seeding legumes in pastures.
Nebraska 2021 Annual Crop Production Summary
January 20, 2022
USDA NASS estimated 2021 Nebraska grain corn production at a 4% increase from 2020, and soybean production at a 17% increase. See all crop production estimates for 2021 in this report.
Pasture and Forage Minute: Planning 2022 Forages, Alfalfa Fertility
January 12, 2022
Extension educators discuss the importance of analyzing last year's forages to improve production in 2022, and how to maximize your fertilizer investment dollars in alfalfa fields.
Pasture and Forage Minute: Preparing Alfalfa for Snow, Controlling Eastern Red Cedar Trees
December 13, 2021
Extension educators discuss the importance of snow cover to alfalfa and how to prepare your fields for Mother Nature's insulation, and using prescribed burning to control Eastern red cedar trees in Nebraska.